Pain Begone


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Waking up with a stiff neck or shoulder due to a bad sleeping posture can be a literal pain in the neck when your daily movements get affected. And when the aches and tension worsen overtime, it can be tempting to pop painkillers. However, according to Dr Aristotle Economou, Beverly Hills wellness doctor and author of Change the Way You Heal: 7 Steps to Highly Effective Healing, pain relief patches are more effective and a safer treatment method. Compared to oral medication that goes through the bloodstream and into other areas of the body, patches like Salonpas 30 ($6.20 for a box of 20 patches, available at personal care stores), which are applied directly to the affected area, minimise the risk for overdose and unwanted side effects. 

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